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It struck me - every Day -The Lightning was as newAs if the Cloud that instant slitAnd let the Fire through -
It burned Me - in the Night -It Blistered to My Dream -It sickened fresh upon my sight -With every Morn that came -
I though that Storm - was brief -The Maddest - quickest by -But Nature lost the Date of This -And left it in the Sky -


Emily Dickinson (1862)
It struck me - every Day -
The Lightning was as new
As if the Cloud that instant slit
And let the Fire through -

It burned Me - in the Night -
It Blistered to My Dream -
It sickened fresh upon my sight -
With every Morn that came -

I though that Storm - was brief -
The Maddest - quickest by -
But Nature lost the Date of This -
And left it in the Sky -

Emily Dickinson (1862)

'Tis Opposites - entice -
Deformed Men - ponder Grace -
Bright fires - the Blanketless -
The Lost - Day’s face -

The Blind - esteem it be
Enough Estate - to see -
The Captive - strangles new -
For deeming - Beggars - play -

To lack - enamor Thee -
Tho’ the Divinity -
Be only
Me -

Emily Dickinson (1862)

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